Archives For July 2009

Still on my mind….

July 17, 2009

 
 


To my wife’s dismay I still have RVs on my mind. In fact I have purchased a few books about the topic. After spending a month on the road in our latest vacation I realized there is still so much of this country that we haven’t yet seen and enjoyed. Jumping from hotel to hotel was probably one of the least enjoyable parts of the trip. Not to mention the costs of staying in them. Taking a nomad home with us on future trips still sounds very enticing.

For those who know me know that I am a planner; in fact, to me the planning on something is almost as enjoyable as actually doing it. I will probably spend the next few months studying this topic some more and then maybe take some action. Of course the first would be to try to infect my wife with the “bug” that has taken hold of me.

I know the picture to the right is a little foggy but that is appropriate since my view of this topic is foggy too :)

Speaking of cows….

July 6, 2009

Cow

We had an annual event occur today. At least it occurs about this same time every year for the last six or so.  A farmer’s cows from down the road broke out of the pasture and ended up grazing in our front yard. This year there were about six heifers and six calves.  I wasn’t thinking fast enough or I would have gotten some pictures of them for the blog.   Yvonne called our neighbor from across the road and she contacted the right person. In a matter of 15 minutes or so three young people showed up to herd them back to their home.  All it really takes is to entice them with a bucket of shelled corn.  They will follow anyone who has shelled corn. You know the old saying that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Well I guess the cows get that in the head about this same time every year.

So anyway the excitement is now over for the day and it is time to start mowing (at least that area that the cows didn’t take care of). :)

 

California Lettuce

We have been back home a little over a week now and I am finally getting settled into the daily routine. I have spent the week outside trying to get the yard and gardens back in shape.  We had  friends set up to take care of things while we were gone but unfortunately the person who was to do the weeding fell and broke a leg while we were gone! We were very sorry to hear that but the garden weeds were delighted. They thrived in his absence :) .  After much work the gardens are doing fine.  The popcorn made it up to “knee high by the fourth of July” so I guess I will have a good crop.  That is if the electric fence I am installing keeps the raccoons out. Last year they left me a total of 4 stalks standing in time for the harvest.  We will see what happens this year.  The tomatoes are looking good; they have quite a few small green ones on already.  Being a big lover of fried green tomatoes I hope they get bigger soon as my mouth is starting to water just at the thought of getting them in a skillet! No the picture here is not of my garden. I just couldn’t help but throw in a picture from our visit to Salina California.  I love leaf lettuce but that is too much for me to consume in a lifetime.

It is good to be home and in my usual bed again. But, of course I am starting to dream about the next vacation trip.  To my wife’s dismay I still have it in mind to maybe convert an old school bus into a custom RV.   They even have a name for those vehicles; they are called skoolies.  We will see if this is a passing phase or not.